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People with Disabilities

KNP Access Summary

Kruger is an enormous tract of land (approximately 2 million hectares) offering the visitor a large variety of accommodation types and other facilities and activities.

Visitors with physical and mobility difficulties can enjoy many of these offerings. The access in camps to all receptions, shops, restaurants, lookout points and other public use areas is almost always ramped and accessible public ablution facilities are available at all 12 main rest camps except Punda Maria and Orpen, although public toilets at these camps can be accessed with limited assistance.

For those persons unfamiliar with the location of the camps within the park, the following is a geographical breakdown of the 4 regions of Kruger:

  • Southern Region (between the Crocodile and Sabie Rivers): Berg-en-Dal, Biyamiti, Crocodile Bridge, Lower Sabie, Malelane, Pretoriuskop and Skukuza.
  • Central Region (between the Sabie and Olifants Rivers): Balule, Orpen (with Maroela and Tamboti as Satellite camps), Roodewal, Satara and Talamati).
  • Northern Region (between the Olifants River and the Tropic of Capricorn): Boulders, Letaba, Mopani, Olifants and Shimuwini.
  • Far Northern Region (between the Tropic of Capricorn and the Limpopo River): Bateleur, Punda Maria, Shingwedzi and Sirheni.

Accommodation

This is a summary of Accommodation with Accessible Facilities for People with Disabilities in the Park’s major rest camps. [In addition several other units may be accessible, but without adapted facilities (visitors capable of using baths find some of the larger units more than adequate) – especially the guest cottages at Letaba and Satara and at each of the 5 Bushveld Camps. Three of the Bushveld Camps, Shimuwini, Talamati and Biyamiti have large mobile metal ramps that they position at the entrance of any unit they are instructed will host guests with mobility difficulties.]

Major Rest Camps Accessible Units and number of beds per unit Shower (roll-in with hand-held shower piece and fold down seat)/ Bath (with grab rails)

  1. Berg-en-Dal 2 x 6-bed family cottage/Accessible ablutions for campers BathBath in camping facilities
  2. Crocodile Bridge 2 x 3-bed bungalow/1 x 2-bed safari tent/Accessible ablutions for campers Shower/Separate shower & toilet for safari tent and campers
  3. Letaba 2 x 2-bed bungalow/1 x 2-bed safari tent/Accessible ablutions for campers Bath in bungalows/ communal bath for tent – a roll-in shower is located next to the restaurant
  4. Lower Sabie 1 x 3-bed bungalow/ 3 x 2-bed self equipped safari tent/ Accessible ablutions for campers Bath in bungalow/ Shower in safari tents/ 2 separate accessible shower units for campers
  5. Mopani 2 x 4-bed bungalow Shower
  6. Olifants 1 x 3-bed bungalow Bath
  7. Orpen
  8. Pretoriuskop 2 x 2-bed bungalow Shower
  9. Punda Maria 1 x self equipped safari tentAccessible ablutions for campers ShowerBath (no grab rails) in communal ablution block
  10. Satara 2 x 2-bed bungalow/ Accessible ablutions for campers One bath, one shower/ roll-in shower for campers
  11. Shingwedzi 4 x 5-bed bungalow (2 beds in loft)/ Accessible ablutions for campers BathRoll-in shower for campers
  12. Skukuza 8 x 2-bed bungalow/ 1 x 8-bed guest house/ 1 6-bed guest cottage 2 x 2-bed luxury riverside bungalows (6 x shower, 2 x bath)/ Both/ both/ Shower (no seat for transfer)

In addition the following satellite camps have accessible accommodation

Major Rest Camps
Accessible Units and number of beds per unit
Shower* / Bath #
Berg-en-Dal
2 x 6-bed family cottage/Accessible ablutions for campers
Bath/Bath in camping facilities
Crocodile Bridge
2 x 3-bed bungalow/1 x 2-bed safari tent/Accessible ablutions for campers
Shower/Separate shower & toilet for safari tent and campers
Letaba
2 x 2-bed bungalow/1 x 2-bed safari tent/Accessible ablutions for campers
Bath in bungalows/ communal bath for tent – a roll-in shower is located next to the restaurant
Lower Sabie
1 x 3-bed bungalow/
3 x 2-bed self equipped safari tent/
Accessible ablutions for campers
Bath in bungalow/
Shower in safari tents/
2 separate accessible shower units for campers
Mopani
2 x 4-bed bungalow
Shower
Olifants
1 x 3-bed bungalow
Bath
Orpen
Pretoriuskop
2 x 2-bed bungalow
Shower
Punda Maria
1 x self equipped safari tent
Accessible ablutions for campers
Shower / Bath (no grab rails) in communal ablution block
Satara
2 x 2-bed bungalow/
Accessible ablutions for campers
One bath, one shower/
roll-in shower for campers
Shingwedzi
4 x 5-bed bungalow (2 beds in loft)/
Accessible ablutions for campers
Bath
Roll-in shower for campers
Skukuza

8 x 2-bed bungalow/
1 x 8-bed guest house/
1 6-bed guest cottage
2 x 2-bed luxury riverside bungalows

(6 x shower, 2 x bath)/
Both/
both/
Shower (no seat for transfer)
In addition, the following satellite camp has accessible accommodation
Tamboti
1 x 2-bed safari tent and
1 x 4-bed safari tent with communal facilities/
1 x 3-bed safari tent with self equipped facilities
Accessible shower and toilet at communal block/
Shower


Picnic Sites and Lookout Points in Kruger with accessible ablution facilities

Picnic Site
Nearest Camps
Afsaal Malelane, Berg-en-Dal, Pretoriuskop, Skukuza and Biyamiti
Nkuhlu Skukuza and Lower Sabie
Skukuza Picnic Site Skukuza
Tshokwane Skukuza, Lower Sabie and Satara
N’wanetsi Satara
Timbavati Orpen (Tamboti and Maroela), Satara and Olifants
Masorini Letaba, Olifants and Shimuwini
Makhadzi Letaba and Mopani
Babalala Punda Maria, Shingwedzi and Sirheni
Pafuri (partially) Punda Maria, Shingwedzi and Sirheni
Picnic Sites without accessible ablutions are available at Mlondozi Dam, Orpen Dam, Nhlanguleni, Muzandzeni and Mooiplaas.


Other destinations or facilities in Kruger enabling physical access that are recommended

Destination
Nearest Camps
Rhino Trail Berg-en-Dal (Partially accessible)
Nthandanyathi Hide Lower Sabie and Crocodile Bridge
Board Walk In Lower Sabie Camp
Stevenson-Hamilton Library and Museum In Skukuza Camp
Riverside Trail In Skukuza Camp
Sweni Hide Satara
Ratel Pan Orpen (Tamboti and Maroela), Satara and Olifants
Elephant Museum In Letaba Camp
Riverside Trail In Letaba Camp (partially accessible)
Matambeni Hide Letaba (Access path is steep and rugged)
Sable Dam Hide Phalaborwa Gate and Letaba
Shipandani Hide Mopani
Pioneer Dam Hide Mopani
Nyawutsi Hide Shingwedzi

Several other destinations may offer some degree of access, but are not holistically accessible to people with mobility difficulties.